Cross stitch family portrait

When my sister and her husband adopted their first child earlier this year, I wanted to make them a family portrait to commemorate the occasion. I know my strengths, and they don't include illustrating people very well, so I decided to make a cross stitch family portrait.

My thumb shown for scale...the portrait was freakin' tiny!

My thumb shown for scale...the portrait was freakin' tiny!

I used this tutorial from Martha Stewart as a starting point, and I love the way it turned out (they did too!).